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Bjoern Schuller <[log in to unmask]>
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Bjoern Schuller <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 10 Mar 2013 22:10:17 +0000
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Dear List,

For those of you interested, let us announce a special session on speech science in end user applications to be held at Interspeech 2013:


Speech science in end user applications

Special session at Interspeech 2013

Lyon, France, 25-29 August 2013

The successful injection of speech technology inventions produced by academic institutions into innovative industry projects is often difficult because of the fact that important constraints stemming from real world application scenarios are largely disregarded in laboratory settings. On the other hand, research in industry laboratories is often regarded as of a less "scientific" nature due to time pressure and a pragmatism that is needed to get products on the road. 
To cast a balance between science and technology applications, this special session focuses on applications of speech technologies. Junior researchers in particular will appreciate getting an idea on how speech technology is used in industrial products designed with the end user in mind. We felt that a special session would be a good place to bring the academic and industrial world closer together, and exchange experiences in the overlapping areas of science and technology. 
While industry is primarily interested in producing fail-safe products that serve the users in all applications, academia searches for merits by finding new algorithms that were not thought of before. 

We don't see a problem in this duality, but want to create an opportunity to meet and foster awareness between members of either community about topics of the other, exchange view points, and perhaps initiate common projects while raising appreciation. 
The focus of the session is on common problems in all technological fields of speech and language processing. Therefore, we encourage contributions all fields, e.g. recognition, synthesis, semantics, classification, etc., but with a focus on real world applications and the problems detected in user studies or extracted from real-use log files. 
We expect submissions from industry SMEs as well as from academia with experience in jointly developed projects, or open source projects with a big end-user community. 
We envision a poster session as this will allow for good individual exchange. This session shall begin with an introduction by the organizers followed by a short presentation to introduce the posters at display to all. A short panel discussion at the end will ensure a good forum of discussion for all.

Please feel free to contact the organisers if you are interested in submitting a paper.


Felix Burkhardt 		[log in to unmask] 		Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany
Juergen Schroeter	[log in to unmask] 			AT&T, USA
Björn Schuller 		[log in to unmask] 			Technische Universität München, Germany

PD Dr.-Ing. habil. DI 
Björn W. Schuller

Visiting Professor
Centre Interfacultaire en Sciences Affectives (CISA)
Université de Genève
7 rue des Battoirs - CH -1205 Genève
Head Machine Intelligence & Signal Processing Group
Institute for Human-Machine Communication
Technische Universität München
Munich / Germany

Visiting Professor
School of Computer Science and Technology
Harbin Institute of Technology
Harbin / P.R. China
Fon: +49-(0)89-289-28548
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